Police Blotter

Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports

Missing Bat Body and Scary Horses

By Christie Burns

Thursday 8/12

9:46 a.m. A grandpa from out of state made a ruckus when he came into town and wanted to watch his grandkids. When the kids said they didn’t want to go, he threw a fit. One of the kids caught the blow-up on video.

9:47 a.m. A Whitefish man called 911 requesting information about a skunk he had caught in a trap.

10:23 a.m. A Bigfork resident called in to talk about about a tagless black and white husky that crawled into his yard and died.

10:27 a.m. A woman called in from Hungry Horse to let the Sheriff’s Department know that her son, who was required to be in court the next day, didn’t plan on showing up.

10:45 a.m. A GPS unit was taken out of an unlocked vehicle in Columbia Falls.

11:23 a.m. Someone called in from Lake Drive in Columbia Falls because they found the head of a bat on their porch. They didn’t know where the body was, but they thought that their cats or dogs may have eaten it.

11:24 a.m. Three mail boxes were blown up on Jewel Basin Ranch Road. Residents were not pleased.

12:14 p.m. A woman called in because she was worried about a man she saw laying on the Rails to Trails near a construction sight. She said he was possibly sun bathing. He was gone when deputies arrived to check on him.

1:21 p.m. A Marion woman claims that she keeps receiving threatening phone calls from someone who tells her she owes them money. The caller won’t tell her who they are or how much she owes.

2:34 p.m. A washer, dryer and lawn mower were stolen from a Bigfork home.

4:49 p.m. Six kids on bikes blocked Middle Road in Columbia Falls and flipped people off.

6:40 p.m. A Rocky Cliff Drive resident, who was out of town, called because his wife, who had remained home, had called him to explain that the neighbor’s horses were in the yard and she was scared. Deputies called the neighbors and asked them to come get their horses.

9:30 p.m. A Columbia Falls man called in to say that his wife had punched him in the face. He refused to offer any other information and hung up. When deputies called back the man said he was going to bed and that his wife was happy about it.

11:50 p.m. A woman called 911 from Lakeside Boulevard to say that she was looking across the lake toward Bigfork and could see lights that looked like a patrol car that wasn’t moving. She then said it looked like it was in the water, and that maybe it was a boat, but it looked more like a patrol car. Deputies arrived and discovered a boat in the middle of the lake with its port and starboard lights on.

12:36 a.m. A man stopped by his ex-girlfriend’s house on Helena Flats Road and punched her in the face.